Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Knockout Theory Helps Wasps' Fight for Honours

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Knockout Theory Helps Wasps' Fight for Honours

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Byline: Chris Jones

TOM REES leads London Wasps against Gloucester in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final on Sunday confident his men can land a spectacular double this season.

With the flanker now two games into his comeback from a double shoulder operation, London's most successful club believe they can land more silverware in the Cup and Guinness Premiership, where they are fourth.

Rees is the natural alternative to Steve Borthwick as England captain but despite his fine form he is playing down a Test recall for the summer tour of Australia and, instead, focusing on Wasps' bid for glory.

He said: "I had been out of the side for so long any sort of performance would have brought some attention but I am not up to speed.

"However, that will be sorted out in the coming weeks and I cannot afford to think of the summer and what England are doing because my focus is solely on Wasps -- starting with this huge game at home to Gloucester. …

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